Ancestral Montonega 2020

Ancestral Montonega 2020

Ancestral 100% Montonega

The vintage 2020 was extremely wet with a rainfall of 794.9m. A relatively rainy autumn helped to replenish soil water reserves after a dry summer. Winter and spring were very rainy which is positive for good vegetative growth, on the contrary, it provokes a strong downy mildew pressure. Even so, thanks to the aerial and exposed situation of the farm, as well as the ecological preventive treatments, we controlled mildew relatively well: losses are 30-40% of production. A dry summer and the rains just before harvest allowed a good ripening. We started the harvest at the estate on September 15 with the Parellada, followed by the Sumoll (relatively late harvest due to a mild winter and spring). 

The estate is planted only with local grapes.

The soils of the estate were developed from copper-coloured, ochre and brown material which corresponds to the Montmell Formation, which is made up of sediment formed between 100 and 113 million years ago in the Cretaceous period; there are few soils as ancient as these on the Iberian Peninsula.

Recovery of 20 Ha of vineyard with an average age of 50 years.

Strong commitment to recover native varieties Parellada, Macabeu, Sumoll, Garnatxa and Xarel·lo for all our wines.

Ancestral 100% Montonega. This variety gives us a fun, fresh and intense sparkling nose. It has a lot of white fruit, a floral touch and rosemary.

Our project is based on respect for the environment, natural winemaking and biodynamics

We grow 100% organic and biodynamic

The Can Sumoi vineyards were covered with natural fertilizer, they were worked with expert and careful hands; and recovered to make natural high-altitude wines. Management of the forest and the wildlife was also carried out to recuperate the biodiversity. The Can Sumoi wines were born in 2017

Vineyards with spontaneous vegetation covers, which give biodiversity, fertility and life to the soil. We do the short pruning. Use of herbal as herbal medicine to minimize the use of copper and sulfur. Control of lobesia botrana due to sexual confusion. Maturation controls prior to the harvest. Manual harvest and all pressed in the cellar.

We also eamwork with local farmers, organic certificates

Our mission at Can Sumoi is the production of natural high altitude wines with the least intervention in all viticulture and winemaking processes. Manual harvest and all pressed in the cellar.

Manual harvest and all pressed in the cellar.

Production of pure wines following the minimum intervention protocol without oenological or sulfur additives. Native yeasts.

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